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Alabama: details of voting irregulatires in Perry County

WSFA-TV reports: Concern is building over what may have happened at some polls in Perry county during Tuesday s primary vote. As we reported, a federal observer notified the state that a candidate allegedly violated state law by helping people vote and by being too close to a polling site. Now, an investigation is underway. ...

That s why Jackson has asked the F.B.I. to investigate the latest allegation. Perry County Probate Judge Eldora Anderson explained how it all started. The federal observer asked a voter can I watch you and the voter said yes. The situation escalated at this voting place, the Armory, when county commission candidate Albert Turner allegedly told the federal observer to back off. Turner says The federal observer doesn t have a right to infringe on the rights of the voter. The voter has a right to vote in private.

But, there are also complaints from some citizen observers. They say Turner transported people to and from the polls and even voted for them. Turner says he has done nothing wrong. That voter asked me to carry them to the polls. Asked me to assist them while they were voting. After I completed their request, I left. I had a right to assist voters. They asked for my assistance. Nothing in the law against that.

However, Perry County voter Annette Goree says there is something wrong with that. Idon t think a candidate should, if you re running for a position I don t think you should pick up anybody and bring them to the polls because you have time to persuade them before you get there. -- WSFA 12 News Montgomery, AL |Decision 2008: Alleged Voter Irregularities in Perry County

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